5 Things To Know This AM — Jul 16 2012

Get up-close and personal with the gorgeous photos from Carolyn Murphy's Brentwood abode. (RDuJour)
The coolest band to come from L.A. is completely stacked in terms of star power: Z Berg of The Like, Jason Boesel of Rilo Kiley and Bright Eyes, James Valentine of Maroon 5, Alex Greenwald of Phantom Planet, and solo artist Michael Runion are all on the roster. (Haper's Bazaar)
Ouch! Take a look at the harshest letters from celebs to their adoring fans. (FlavorWire)
Discover the ancient darkroom techniques for retouching sans Photoshop at this downtown exhibit of old-school newspaper photos! (LA Mag)
Sunset runs all the way from the Palisades to Monterey Park — here's a rad itinerary for a long jaunt down the drag. (LA Times)

Photo: Via RDuJour